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For fifty-plus years, Riverkeeper has been the Hudson River Estuary’s chief law enforcer when it comes to safeguarding our water and waterways. We work to strengthen the laws and regulations that impact New York’s water resources. We collaborate with coalitions and partners statewide on critical issues involving water pollution, clean energy, watershed preservation and more.

Since the mid-1960s, Riverkeeper has spearheaded policy initiatives that protect wetlands and habitat, improve nuclear oversight, increase and secure green funding, and encourage smart energy use and production in New York State. Strong environmental policy is one of the best tools we have, we work hard to garner support for legislation created to protect our Hudson River, its tributaries, our watershed, wetlands and surrounding communities.

Below you will find information, the current status of legislation and ways to contact your representatives on policies Riverkeeper has determined important to change and legislation we oppose and support.

Riverkeeper 2023 Legislative AgendaWant to know the basics of New York State’s legislative process? Learn more here. Please see this guide for the budget process due each year on April 1st.

Find your member of the Assembly here >

Find your State Senator here >

Contact Governor Kathy Hochul here >

Read Riverkeeper’s 2023 Legislative Agenda for New York State!

Find Riverkeeper’s archive of 2022’s state budget & legislative memoranda here >

Tell Gov. Hochul and Gov. Murphy: We need smarter flood protection plans
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